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Native American Indian Law Research Guide: Federal Legislative Resources

This guide provides an overview of selected Native American Indian law materials available at the Marquette University Eckstein Law Library and selected online materials pertaining to Native American Indian law.

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Federal Legislative Resources

Federal Indian law concerns the legal relationship between the United States and the various Native American Indian tribes.  The United States Constitution, article 1, section 8, clause 3, "The Congress shall have power...to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States and with the Indian Tribes."  Therefore, Congress has the authority to legislate and to regulate Indian tribes.  There are numerous federal statutes dealing with Indian tribes and Indian rights. The legislative resources listed in this guide serve to provide suggestions for finding and researching federal Indian law.